Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hero Arts Dragonfly Die

I shared some of the dragonflies I made the other day here at Glitter in my Kitchen and today I'm up on the a2z Scrapbooking blog post with two cards I made with the dragonflies.

Here's a close-up of that first dragonfly. I really liked how the wings turned out. I used alcohol inks on acetate packaging and then trimmed them to fit the die. That Nuvo Glitter Paste is so fabulous too! You can stop by a2z to see all the links to the products and more about how I made these.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Color Galore

First up, I want to share my sunrise pic from today, the colors were absolutely gorgeous and if you didn't happen to be up at 7:20 am, this is what you missed. :) I love how the black branches look against a colorful sky and I'm going to have to try to recreate this in a card.

Second up, I have three coloring pages from a free mini coloring book I got from Adornit. If you hop over to their page here, you can see where you can get three free mini books. You just pay for shipping and it's so worth it. I can't remember what I paid, but it was less than $10. I used Arteza markers and Prismacolor pencils for these. The paper they're printed on is a nice thick watercolor paper and these are just right for pocket scrap pages or the front of cards. 

Here's a close-up.

And lastly, the color item I have to share is this colorful dessert. Yum! Please make these and send them to me at your earliest possible

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 16, 2018

We're All Mad Here, Some Are Just Madder

Okay, so I love Alice in Wonderland stamps, along with the Wizard of Oz and I found both at Vera Lane Studios in such a cute form that I had to buy some of both. I still have some images I haven't purchased but I did get these.

I love the quote, "we're all mad here," but this little angry caterpillar is mad in a different way. Love these and loved them more after coloring with my Prismacolor pencils. I'm thinking art journal page for them, but no decision yet on what to do, but I had fun coloring them for sure.

I still have the White Rabbit to color but these guys spoke to me first. Hope you have an awesome weekend and that you get to enjoy St. Paddy's Day! In celebration, I have a little photo display of foods for the day...would you eat them or not? For me...





YES, OF COURSE, I'm breathing, ain't I? Me+Cupcakes=Love

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Want Some Pi?

Happy National Pi's 3/14 and as you probably know, 3.14 begin the numerals of the infinite pi. What makes me so happy about this is that it's celebrated with pie! Fruit pie, cream pie and pizza can't go wrong with pie!

So, here's a little nod to you mathematicians out there...from an English major who avoided as many math classes as humanly possible, yet somehow gave birth to a girl who made up math games to get her through gym class in middle school (no lie, the girl used the license plates in the lot where they ran laps to make up complicated math games for fun during running).

And here's a couple of pie recipes for those of you who relate more to that part of today! Here's one of my faves, Chocolate Silk Pie and it uses pasteurized eggs (like Egg Beaters) so you don't use raw eggs. Definitely a good idea!

And isn't this a clever little way of making pies? If you've got an ice cube tray, you've got cute little pies waiting to happen. These are savory pies but they still count as pies!

And, last but not least, a delish and easy hand pie to make when you've got a craving but the peaches aren't ripe or you don't have time to make your own crust. My mom swears by the Pillsbury Refrigerated crusts found near the Crescent Rolls (that you have to roll out). They are so close to homemade and so easy!


Happy Wednesday!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hero Arts Dragonfly Fancy Die

You guys! I've been making all kinds of dragonflies at my house with my new Dragonfly Fancy die. I've used vellum, cardstock, metallic paper and more. Here's a pile of them.

And here are a couple of my faves. This one uses green metallic painted paper (using Twinkle H2O paints) and vellum wings with Stickles glitter on the vellum.

This one uses white cardstock with Diamond Stickles for the body and blue metallic paper for the body. 

And I've made a couple cards with these guys too. I'll be sharing those on the a2z Scrapbooking blog on the 21st, so hop over to see my very favorite dragonflies on their cards. 

If you want to make your own lovely dragonflies, you can get the new die over at a2z Scrapbooking for just $11.95! If you fill your cart with items to total $25, you can apply my blog readers' code DLT15 to get 15% off your cart. Just a little extra for my crafty friends.

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Hannah Lynn For The Win

I stinkin' love Hannah Lynn Designs digital stamps. They are lovely and just perfect for coloring. I got this fab steampunk girl called Miss Maribelle a little while ago and couldn't resist trying out some different colors. 

I printed her on coated cardstock because it takes the laser ink well, but it is trickier to use coated paper with the colored pencils. Still works with Prismacolor pencils, but layering to get deeper colors is a little harder...the paper resists the wax in the pencils a little. So I used some Tombow markers and some white Uniball to get more variation.

Here she is in several colors. I tried some darker skin tones by layering my color, but I couldn't get too dark, because when you color over your first layer, it really just replaces the first layer. Almost as if it scratches it off as you color. 

On the Green Girl, I used some marker for darker shadows. She's as dark as I got, since I can't find a good brown that I like. I think I have most of them, but none are just right.

For the Blue Girl, I matched her dress and hair.

For the Blond Girl, I went traditional hair and eye colors but I'm not sure bright purple and blue are really all that steampunk traditional.

And I had to try some yellow clothes since my daughter loves yellow. It's not my all-time fave color, but I liked it with all the pink here.

Here they are on the same sheet, with my color practice on the side. I really can't pick a favorite, because I like and dislike something about each one. But it was definitely fun to try different colors for the same stamp just to see how it affected her look.

All of Hannah Lynn Designs are fun to color and have great hair and eyes. I wouldn't want to color this close of a pic full size, I think it'd get tedious to do an full-sheet with all that hair, but the quarter page or a little larger is a great size for me. I don't get bored. She also sells coloring books and art pieces on her site. So far, I've only purchased the digis, but I've been happy with all of them. They have them at Crafts and Me online as well.

Happy Friday!